Coming Soon:
Kentwood Players presents
All My Sons

by Arthur Miller
Directed by Ben Lupejkis
Produced by Alison Boole and Colleen Okida
Jan 20 - Feb 11, 2023
ALL MY SONS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The age-old capitalistic struggle of “profit over people” that prompted the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee to question playwright Arthur Miller’s patriotic loyalties is on full display in ALL MY SONS. In his Tony Award winning play, Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of material greed, lies, love, and loss. It demands we examine our own ethical responsibilities to ourselves, our neighbors, and all at-risk sons (and daughters) of American conflict.

The Character Breakdown is:
Joe Keller (50 – 60)
is the protagonist and patriarch of the Keller family. A heavy man of stolid mind and build, a businessman, but with the imprint of the machine-shop worker and boss still upon him. When he reads, speaks, or listens, it is with the terrible concentration of the uneducated man, a man whose judgements must come out of experience and a peasant-like common sense. A man among men.
Kate Keller (50 – 60)
is Joe’s devoted and protective wife. She is a woman of uncontrolled inspirations and an overwhelming capacity for love.
Chris Keller (to play 32)
is idealistic and believes in the ethos of Man. Like his father, solidly built, a listener. A man capable of immense affection and loyalty.
Ann Deever (to play 26)
is the former fiancée of the missing brother. Invited back to the neighborhood by Chris. She has a gentle nature but, despite herself, is capable of holding fast to what she knows.
George Deever (to play 32)
is Chris’ contemporary and Ann’s brother, but quite different in robustness and demeanor from Chris. A lawyer, he arrives with a purpose and damning information, but does his best to remain restrained and open-handed.
Jim Bayliss (40s)
is a doctor unhappy with the daily practice of medicine. He’s a wry self-controlled man, an easy talker, but with a wisp of sadness that clings even to his self-effacing humor.
Sue Bayliss (40s)
is rounding forty, a woman who fears she’s passed her attractiveness. Protective of the lifestyle a doctor’s life affords.
Frank Lubey (32 – 35)
is a pleasant, opinionated man, uncertain of himself, with a tendency toward peevishness when crossed, but always wanting it pleasantly and neighborly.
Lydia Lubey (to play 27)
is a robust, laughing girl of twenty-seven. She’s a very skilled homemaker.
Bert (8 – 10)
appears twice in the first act. An inquisitive, energetic, and somewhat persnickety “neighborhood watch” member. May be played by a boy, girl, or non-binary child. In the play, the character will present as male.

Watch the Audition page for audition details.


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